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Old Feb 02, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Flight Mode Confusion

Newbie question and I hope it is not too dumb.
I have been flying a V911 for some time and moved to an MJX F45 recently.

First thing I noticed flying the F45 was that on the rudder was on the right stick and on the V911 it was on the left stick.

I believe the rudder on left is called Mode 4 and rudder on right stick Mode 2.

If this is true, is Mode 2 the better way to go and if so how do I switch the V911 to mode 2 ?

I want to fly on one mode (not 2 different modes) but want to choose one that more people and clubs use.

Thanks
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:26 PM
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The confusion is the term mod and mode. Here in the US the more common MODE is 2. To get MODE 2 on the FJ45 you set the TX to
STICK MOD:2. This gives you throttle and rudder on left stick (The manual calls this throttle control and left/right turning control) and aileron and elevator on the right stick.(called forward/backward control and leftward/rightward control) (Page 5 of the FJ45 Manual)
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Rudder on the left is Mode 2. In the US, most people use Mode 2. Use whatever feels better to you, but in the US it will be hard to find anything that is not mode 2. I believe in Europe they use mode 1.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Rudder on left is Mode 2. So your v911 is actually the proper controller. Most people here would automatically assume the guy they're talking to is using Mode 2 so you may want to get that to avoid confusion.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for you replies.
You are correct, it states Stick Mod:2 (not mode)
So in Stick mod 2 the F45 slides left or right using left stick + Throttle up/down.
But on the V911 left stick spins the Heli left or right + Throttle up/down.

I think I am confused on the terminology.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:55 PM
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The V911 you have is mode two . A kid asked me to check his drift king or some kind of big coax and I promptly lost control because his rudder was on the right stick I flew for about 15 seconds and gave up . I just couldn't get past my instinct of the rudder being on my throttle stick . If it would have been something that actually flew I would have been doing major repairs I'm afraid just that fast .
with the mjx transmitter this is from the manual
left stick
STICK MOD2:upward/downward,turn left/turn right;
STICK MOD4:upward/downward,leftward/rightward.
STICK MOD1:forward/backward,turn left/turn right;
STICK MOD3:forward/backward,leftward/rightward.
right stick
STICK MOD1: upward/downward,leftward/rightward;
STICK MOD3: upward/downward, turn left/turn right;
STICK MOD2: forward/backward,leftward/rightward;
STICK MOD4: forward/backward,turn left/turn right.
If I'm reading right you have mode 4
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Thanks skyeblu.
If the V911 is Mode 2 then I have switched the Stick mod on the F45 tx to mod 4 to match the V911
Phew I thought flying was the hard part :-)
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:31 PM
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I think I might be getting confused here your controlls on the v911 if I understand are
LEFT STICK MOD2= mode 2 =:upward/downward,,turn left/turn right;
as in up/down = throttle and the tail turns left/ right
RIGHT STICK MOD2: = mode 2 forward/backward, leftward/rightward;
as in move forward/backward and roll/slide- left/right
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Your MJx
LEFT STICK MOD4:= mode 4 upward/downward,leftward/rightward.
as in up/down =throttle and roll/slide to the side
RIGHT STICK MOD4:=mode 4 forward/backward, turn left/turn right
as in move forward/backward and the tail turns left/right
is this right
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:56 AM
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skyeblu the V911 is correct as you stated above
and the mjx F45 is
LEFT STICK MOD2:= mode 4 upward/downward,leftward/rightward.
as in up/down =throttle and roll/slide to the side
RIGHT STICK MOD2:=mode 4 forward/backward, turn left/turn right
as in move forward/backward and the tail turns left/right

So I had to change the mjx F45 to mod4 to match the V911 as I cannot find a way to change the V911 with the tx is comes with.
I just wanted to find out what the most common flight mode was.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:14 AM
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I have both the F45 and V911.

In the F45, "Mod4" on the transmitter is actually what is known as Mode 2. The left stick will have the throttle and rudder (to turn left or right). The right stick will have forward/reverse (by pushing stick forward and back), and slide left and right (by pushing stick left or right).
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:36 PM
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I just wanted to find out what the most common flight mode was.
With toys, they do it whatever way is cheaper, and they like to put the throttle on a spring for safety purposes, so they end up putting the steering on the right. There is no ergonomic or flight reason for doing that, it is about money.

With hobby quality stuff, you can go whatever way you want, but Mode 1 and Mode 2 are the most popular. Mode 1 is popular because of historical reasons and is better for some types of competition flying (pattern planes) - but Mode 2 is the most popular particularly in the USA and it is also the most reasonable layout for helicopters.

In Mode 2, you have throttle/collective on the left vertical axis, yaw/rudder on the left horizontal axis, and then you have 360 degrees of cyclic control all on the right stick. It makes more sense to do that than to split that "continuous" cyclic control between two sticks. That is, it lets you treat cyclic as if it really is the single, full circle control that it is.

So, if you are getting into any bad habits flying something different than Mode 2, do your best to stop that, because you'll want to use Mode 2 when you step up to aerobatic machines.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Thanks all I have switched the F45 to Mod4 (mode 2)
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